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Question from sandy, a parent:

Alan bought a box of puzzle and two bar of chocolate for $\$28.$
Jan bought 3 boxes of puzzle and a bar of chocolate similar to Alan for $\$69.$
a) Find the cost of a box of puzzle
b) Find the cost of a bar of chocolate

Hi Sandy,

This is very much like the previous problem you sent. Let $p$ be the price of a box of puzzle and $b$ be the cost of a chocolate bar, both in dollars. Take the two statements about what Alan and Jan bought, translate them into equations and solve for $p$ and $b.$


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